Auto Shows

2017 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: NINE MANUFACTURERS TO SKIP THE AUTO SHOW

The Frankfurt motor show, one of the biggest automotive events in the calendar year, has received a major setback as nine manufacturers have decided to skip the event. The list includes Fiat, Peugeot, Nissan, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Mitsubishi, DS and Infiniti Motors. While there are no official comments on why these manufacturers have decided to stay away, the reasons ... Read More »

Selling cars from the auto show floor

Honda sold 2,619 vehicles over the Shenzhen auto show’s eight-day run in June. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL SHENZHEN, China — The throbbing techno music blares at skull-splitting volume. And the crush of pushing through sweaty throngs for a peek at the cars is a full-contact sport. Some things make Chinese auto shows different from their overseas counterparts. And when it comes ... Read More »

Pebble Beach car show boasts of greater diversity

A 1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet from the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection in Sparks, Nevada, drives into position at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Charles Fleming Organizers of the upcoming 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance say there will be something new on the storied 18th green this year: diversity. The glamorous ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

Mini will preview electric car with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from users. The BMW Group used the gathered feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by the ... Read More »

Datsun GO Live Concept Showcased At Indonesia Auto Show

Datsun GO Live hints at the design language of future Datsun models Highlights The Datsun GO Live was designed with Indonesian customers in mind Datsun GO Live concept is designed to reflect the modern style and trends The styling hints at the design language of future Datsun cars Datsun this week showcased a new concept car based on its GO ... Read More »

Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan’s Tesla killer

Blurry pictures of the forthcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, providing a first look at the automaker’s attempt to reassert dominance in the electric car field. But the images, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, didn’t inspire much confidence among fans that Nissan will be able to overcome Tesla. The images were tweeted by a user called ... Read More »

Report: BMW i8 Roadster to debut at 2017 LA auto show

BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for its i8, and as part of the update the plug-in hybrid sports car will be available as a convertible. The convertible version of the i8 will be known as the i8 Roadster, and according to Automotive News (subscription required) we’ll see it debut in November at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. Sales are expected ... Read More »

Tata Nexon First Drive Review: Betting Big On Next-Gen Design

I had first seen the Tata Nexon as a concept vehicle at the Auto Expo in 2014. The futuristic-looking compact SUV, had cuts and curves that looked 10 years ahead of its time and drew plenty of appreciation from the critics and crowds. Three years later, I’m in the driver’s seat of the Tata Nexon, and wonder of wonders, the ... Read More »

Downtown Burbank Car Classic to honor Road Kings

This 1952 Chevy Deluxe was one of many classic cars displayed at the Downtown Burbank Car Classic in Burbank in 2015. (File Photo) he Road Kings of Burbank started in 1952 as a club for local drag racers and hot rodders. However, the group, which is a co-producer of an upcoming car show, has become much more than a bunch ... Read More »